Welcome To Heritage Chiropractic!
A Chiropractic adjustment is the use of a specific force in a precise direction that helps normalize spinal function. The adjustment is applied to a joint that is fixated, "locked up", or not moving properly. Adjustments help return the bones to a more normal position or motion, restoring body's natural healing.
Adjustments help normalize spinal function and avoid bone and soft tissue degeneration. When nervous system function improves in this way, the body can begin the natural healing process.
Chiropractic adjustments are so safe, even newborns and children receive adjustments to repair the damage caused from the birth process, learning to walk, or other childhood trauma. Each adjustment is tailored to each patient's age, size, and unique spinal problem.
A Chiropractic adjustment corrects Vertebral Subluxations. An adjustment helps your body to restore itself to optimum health! When the 24 bones that protect the spinal cord lose their normal position or motion, delicate nerve tissue can become choked or irritated. If a thorough examination reveals malfunctioning areas of the spine, Chiropractic adjustments are recommended to help correct this malfunction.
X-rays can reveal spinal regions under high stress and expose areas of degenerative change. This can often provide essential information allowing for a more accurate spinal analysis and a more individualized and effective treatment plan. X-rays are also useful in assessing the appropriateness of chiropractic care as they can help to rule out the existence of more serious pathological processes such as spinal fractures, tumors and infections which require immediate emergency medical intervention.
Surface Electromyography (sEMG) Scans
To determine areas of abnormal muscle imbalance and tension, this test measures the level of electrical activity in your back and neck muscles. Tension and muscle imbalances may be caused by spinal subluxations. The sEMG test provides measurements that assist us in determining how subluxations are affecting your health.
Surface EMG scans are painless and non-invasive, meaning they put nothing into the body and take nothing out. However, they are a very effective and efficient at letting me know how well your nerve system is actually working.
Infrared Thermal Scan
An infrared thermal scan is performed to evaluate your autonomic nervous system by measuring skin temperature differentials. Autonomic nerves control your organs, glands and blood vessels. Imbalances in skin temperature may be caused by spinal subluxations.